October 2010

Plague, Day Zero

31 October, 2010 // 0 Comments

Dr. Jane Diamond adjusted the microscope carefully, seeking the elusive structure that seemed to disappear every time she attempted to look at it straight on. It, she suspected, held the key to her research, if only she could document that it really ...

Bloated Chaperones

29 October, 2010 // 0 Comments

Adam Sobsey at Indyweek: Walking in black women’s footsteps: Two important new histories of the Civil Rights movement (Content note: rape) Little’s case was a tough one. For one thing, African-American women had been victimized for ...

The Crossdresser’s Holiday

28 October, 2010 // 0 Comments

I often hear Halloween referred to as ‘the crossdresser’s holiday,’ in reference to the fact that it’s the one day a year when anything goes, when you can be anything or anyone you want without fear. Of course, this ...

Sour Doughnuts

28 October, 2010 // 0 Comments

Joel McNally at Shepard Express: Swooning for the Rich A lot of totally irrational forces seem to be swirling around the midterm elections this year. Alex Baca at Washington City Paper: Media Matters Wants You to Drop Fox Like It’s Hot ...

What Are You Supporting, Exactly?

27 October, 2010 // 0 Comments

One of the things that accompanies ‘awareness’ campaigns is the idea that people need to ‘support’ the subject of the campaign in some way. People are sold things like lewd t-shirts and ridiculous rubber bracelets and ...

Pallid Emblems

27 October, 2010 // 0 Comments

Hal Riedl at Baltimore City Paper: Freeing Willie (Content note: Discussions of sexual assault, violence) Willie Featherstone’s case is simply an example of the institutional amnesia, laziness, and indifference that hound Baltimore’s way of ...

Energised Toads

26 October, 2010 // 0 Comments

Jonathan Meador at Leo Weekly: The Big Brown Machine UPS, the world’s largest parcel delivery service, lost a five-year battle with its air mechanics union earlier this month, and nobody seemed to notice. Kyle Munzenrieder at Miami New Times: Rick ...
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